of or relating to Kent or its people.

Origin of Kentish

before 950; Middle English Kentissh, Old English Centisc. See Kent, -ish1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for kentish

Historical Examples of kentish

  • "It's the carriage that is to take you and the lady to Kentish Town," said Hugh.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine

  • Five minutes more, and you start away with the lady for Kentish Town.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine

  • But the first act, with the Kentish lanes and woods for a back-cloth, must have been charming.

    They and I

    Jerome K. Jerome

  • He was certainly a Kentish man, and probably the son of a London clothier.

  • One who carries off fresh provisions to a ship; a Kentish term.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

British Dictionary definitions for kentish



of or relating to Kent


Also: Jutish the dialect of Old and Middle English spoken in KentSee also Anglian, West Saxon
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